NHRC takes Suo Motu cognizance of the violence erupted in West Bengal

On Tuesday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India today took Suo Moto cognizance of media reports that stated that several people have died in post-poll violence in West Bengal on May 3.

In a press release, NHRC stated that political workers clashed with each other, party officers were set on fire, homes were ransacked, and valuables were looted. The police and local authorities had not acted to stop the violence.

The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of the issue as it is a case where the right to life of innocent people was violated, and the DIG was requested to investigate the case.

The said team was directed to submit its report at the earliest, preferably within two weeks.

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Senior Advocate and BJP Leader Gaurav Bhatia have approached the Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into violent incidents in West Bengal.

Apart from seeking a CBI enquiry, Bhatia’s application also sought a detailed report from the State about the FIRs registered, arrests made and steps taken by the local government.

A Ngo (Indic Collective Trust) has moved the Apex Court and requested that President’s Rule should be imposed in the State. They also requested that the army be called in to control the law and order situation of the State. They also sought the formation of a Special Investigation Team to investigate the case.

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